Design & Lifestyle

Easy Design Tips To Breathe New Life Into Your Condo

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Transforming your home doesn’t have to cost a small fortune. If you feel like giving your condo a fresh look without spending much money, try these simple design tips and revamp your home for summer.

Freshen Up the Walls

A fresh coat of paint does wonders. You can switch up the look of any room with a new color or you can add an interesting focal point with an accent wall. If you’re considering selling or renting out your condo in the future, be sure to stick to neutral colors like beige and vanilla. If it’s only for your own enjoyment, you can get creative and make your walls pop with your favorite color or with interesting wallpaper.

Upgrade Kitchen Cabinets

It’s a fact that kitchens and bathrooms sell so if you ever want to do a major renovation in your home, it’s best to spend your money here. However, if you don’t want to go all out, a couple of coats of new paint can make any outdated kitchen look much more modern and cleaner. Swapping out old and generic cabinet handles can also make your kitchen completely different and add some interest and personality.

Add a Touch of Nature

Plants add a certain softness to a room that’s hard to mimic with any other décor item. They can shake up neutral rooms with a bit of color and make your condo much more homey. If you don’t have a green thumb, consider a succulent that doesn’t need too much care.

Add Some Mirrors

Hanging some mirrors on the wall is the easiest way to make a space feel much bigger and brighter. As they come in all shapes and sizes, you can definitely find something to your liking, whether you’re looking for something big and bold or something simple and sophisticated.

Swap Out Your Lighting

Upgrading lighting in the main rooms can make the space feel more modern and sophisticated. Good lighting can also make a condo appear more spacious and the brighter the place, the more welcoming and cozy it feels.

Hang Art

Don’t be afraid to decorate your walls. Large surfaces with a lot of blank space may not look too homely. You can use your own photos, family pictures, or any kind of art you like. Feel free to experiment as much as you’d like, as you can change your mind anytime.

Upgrade Your Fixtures

Upgrading your doorknobs, faucets, and locks is something that you can do with little effort and money to make a very noticeable difference. A sleek faucet or a unique doorknob can improve the appearance of a room or act as a stand-out feature to catch the eyes of your guests.

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